Senior Dogs: Their Behavior Changes

Tweet Senior Dogs: Their Behavior Changes (via http://www.kujotheservicedog.com)   Older dogs, in many cases it is not that they do not understand the ‘rules,’ but that they may, for many reasons, be unable to follow them. Separation anxiety Separation anxiety is one of the most common behavior problems seen in older dogs. A dog who […]

At What Age Does Your Pet Become ‘Old’?

Tweet If you have a hard time coming to grips with your mortality as you age — just be glad you’re not a dog or cat. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, cats and small dogs are labeled geriatric at age 7, and for large dogs, it’s age 6. However these labels are widely […]

Simple changes make your senior dog more comfortable

Tweet Around the age of seven or eight, depending on size and breed, your dog will appreciate some special treatment. Of all the things you can do, nothing ranks higher than keeping him trim and in shape by attending to: Nutrition Older dogs with decreasing muscle mass burn fewer calories, causing weight gain, yet they […]

Switching Your Senior Dog to Soft Food

Tweet When it comes to dietary needs, every dog has individual needs, regardless of age. So there’s no one easy answer to the question of soft food versus hard food. Both types of food can provide the nutrition your dog needs — providing you are feeding your dog a quality dog food that is nutritionally […]

Senior Dog Food Tips: How To Meet The Nutritional Needs Of A Senior Dog

Tweet As dogs age, their nutritional needs change. To keep your dog healthy through old age, you’ll need to make some adjustments to your dog’s diet. Those adjustments should take place early in your dog’s aging process. Did You Know?… Dogs are considered to be in their senior years about two thirds into their expected […]

When Is a Dog Considered a Senior?

Tweet According to guidelines published by Tufts University, "The point at which a dog qualifies as ‘aged’ varies. Veterinarians generally consider small dogs to be senior citizens at about 12 years of age, while large dogs reach the senior stage at 6 to 8 years of age. This roughly corresponds to the 55-plus category in […]

Healthy Nutrition for Your Senior Dog

Tweet Are you feeding your dog age-appropriate food? As a general rule, dogs are considered to be mature when they reach 7 years of age, and true seniors at around age 11. Large breeds skew a little earlier, and small breeds skew later. While 7 might seem like a young age to change the food […]